After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C3924
Released: Oct 30, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428122239
Narrator/s: Jennifer Ikeda
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Joyce Carol Oates, a New York Times best-selling author, has won a National Book Award and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In After the Wreck, 15-year-old Jenna is left motherless-and afraid to confront the emotions that threaten to consume her.But then she meets a boy named Crow. She finds herself opening up to him, and perhaps beginning the process of healing. "Oates gets the contemporary teen voice just right, and Jenna's first-person narrative moves at breakneck speed."-Booklist

All formats/editions

Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Product Number EB00230881
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780061756153
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Product Number 44832
Released: Aug 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428122178

Professional reviews

"Jenna's life changes irrevocably after the wreck on the bridge. The life-saving surgery, physical therapy, and struggle with painkillers are only the beginning of her recovery. Can Jenna come to terms with her mother's death and the possibility that Jenna herself caused the wreck? Jennifer Ikeda's startling performance is a treasure. Her voice changes in an instant to keep up with Jenna's oscillating emotional trajectories of bitterness, fear, sadness, and guilt. Ikeda portrays Jenna's imaginings of what others think and say about her behind her back in a cynical tone. Rarely does a narrator embody a character so well. Ikeda takes a riveting story and makes it unforgettable. J.M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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